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Who stands with Bhutanese refugees in Nepal?

It is not too late to repatriate the remaining 7,000 Bhutan nationals still in camps in eastern Nepal On 20 June it will be another World Refugee Day, another year in which we remember the world’s most forgotten eviction of a people from their homeland. Of the 100,000 Nepali-speaking people...

Question of defeating Miserable Life

REMEMBERING HASTA BHATTARAI Existentialism says humans are free and responsible for their own actions in a world without meaning. But it has been a great failure in case of the people living in the Bhutanese refugee camps. What a mystery it is! We never know what we will be reaping...

Immigrant keeps suicide watch over fellow refugees from Bhutan

Som Subedi is stuck in traffic. He's running late to check on one of his flock: a 37-year-old woman who's among scores of newly arrived Bhutanese immigrants he watches over like a worried parent. Ran Gurung is on Subedi's watch list. A refugee advocate, he fears Gurung is not adjusting...

American Dream Becomes Nightmare for Bhutanese Refugees

Before Menuka Poudel left the refugee camp in Nepal where she and her family sheltered for almost two decades after being displaced from Bhutan, the 18-year-old spoke to me about her hopes of pursing her college education and living the American dream. Just over a year later, on Nov. 30,...

Refugee student a leader for other English learners

He wasn’t at Canyon Ridge High School for long, but Bhutanese refugee Lok Darjee feels a sense of attachment to his school. As graduation day approaches, Darjee — who arrived in Twin Falls February 2011 from a refugee camp in Nepal — said he’s sad about leaving high school. “I always...

“Experts infuse GNH values”

Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan nation wedged between giants India and China, is pursuing a policy that does not merely increase the gross domestic product (GDP) but, instead, favors an inclusive, holistic development model that stresses on what it calls gross national happiness (GNH), writes Sudip Mazumdar after an interview...

Immigrants targeted in series of Harrisburg robberies

HARRISBURG— City police are investigating a series of robbery and assaults in which immigrants and people who have a hard time with English appear to be the targets. Police say a spokesperson for a large group of people from Bhutan, Nepal and other areas feel that the immigrants are...

Bill passed, criteria unresolved (Reproduction)

Sept 12: The first extraordinary sitting of the parliament yesterday passed the LG bill but did not come to any resolution, after more than five hours of discussions, on the draft criteria for declaring bills as urgent, addressing disputed bills in future, voting on bills in a joint sitting...
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